Category Archives: Thomson Cruises

TUI Discovery 3? -Updated

With mystery surrounding the winter 2018/9 deployment for Vision of the Seas, could my favourite Royal Caribbean ship be about to join Splendour and Legend as TUI ships for Thomson Cruises or is she replacing something that is? Splendour of … Continue reading

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Voyager Cruise – Cartagena to Cadiz

After breakfast, I went to ask about getting some euros, only to be told they do not put anything on your account. It has to be cash payment only, unlike other lines. Many credit cards can be only used in … Continue reading

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Vision OTS Pre-Refit Cruise – Copenhagen to Greenock

The beautiful Vision of the Seas was going to be leaving Europe for the last time in 2013, just over 4 years since she arrived. I’d been on her first European, from Harwich to Oslo in 2009 after a fabulous … Continue reading

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Norwegian Epic Cruise – Palma de Mallorca to Barcelona

My tour was Scenic Palma and Valldemossa, meeting in the Manhattan Room for 8.45am. Since it was going to be the last tour called, I could quickly pop back to the padded cell for something. Annette was there when I … Continue reading

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Norwegian Epic Cruise – Naples to Palma de Mallorca

I got back to the room about 9.30am and found my other rubbish removed – yay! – and a new box of tissues – double yay! Waited for Costa Atlantica, which was due for 1pm. I wasn’t getting off because … Continue reading

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Norwegian Epic Cruise – Livorno to Civitavecchia

My excursion was the Marble Caves of Carrara, although actually it should be called Marble Mountains of Carrara since there were no caves except those dug for the marble. The meeting place was the Manhattan Room for 8.45am, ours being … Continue reading

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Ship Visits – Travel Agents or Public?

There is a long-held belief by cruise lines they will get more sales by treating travel agents to free boozy lunches. They reckon the public (potential cruisers) only want a nosey with no intention of booking and, as a result, … Continue reading

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